hit home

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hit home (third-person singular simple present hits home, present participle hitting home, simple past and past participle hit home)

  1. (idiomatic) To be especially memorable, meaningful, or significant; to be fully understood, believed or appreciated.
    Synonyms: strike a chord, strike home
    Do you think the message really hit home with him?
    Baked goodies can really hit home with a crowd.
    • 2008, Gordon Watt, Fading Home, AuthorHouse (→ISBN), page 297:
      Which led me to publish it, to see if it hits home at all. Which, to me, is the point of the written word, the novels: Our desire to be reassured and read that, in all this, we're not alone.

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